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Badakhshan mining revenue zeroes from 70m afs

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Dec 23, 2019 - 18:20
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Local officials say 36 mines of precious stones have been identified in northeastern Badakhshan province and some of them would generate up to 70 million afghanis revenue annually but the income has been zero for the last five...
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MoMP poised to open key mines to private bids

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Aug 24, 2019 - 11:25
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Mines and Petroleum (MoMP) is all set to initiate bidding process for private investment on several key mining projects, an official said on Monday. The projects include Herat Cement, establishment of third Ghori...
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Badakhshan gold, Balkhab copper mines contracts signed

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Oct 06, 2018 - 17:29
KABUL (Pajhwok): The contracts of extracting Badakhshan gold mine and Balkhab copper mine have been signed in Washington, Afghanistan embassy in Washington said Saturday. A statement from Afghanistan embassy in Washington, received by Pajhwok Afghan...
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Special security unit being created protect mines

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May 06, 2018 - 16:00
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Ministry of Mines and Petroleum (MoMP) on Sunday announced a special security unit would be created to prevent illegal extraction and ensure transparency in the mining sector. Abdul Qadir Mutfa, the MoMP spokesman, made the...
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25 mine inspectors complete training in Turkey

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Sep 15, 2017 - 15:14
KABUL (Pajhwok): More than two dozen inspectors from the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum (MoMP) have successfully completeda a month-long technical course in Turkey. Twenty-five mine inspectors graduated from the training course on correctly...
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Study uncovers $10m bribery bid in mines

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Mar 11, 2017 - 19:10
KABUL (Pajhwok): A recent investigation shows high-ranking Ministry of Mines and Petroleum (MoMP) officials have been trying to give contracts for 217 extraction projects in exchange for $10 million in bribe. The study by the Afghan Anti-Corruption...
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Govt takes control of Kapisa mines after 13 years

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Feb 12, 2017 - 16:18
MAHMOOD RAQI (Pajhwok): The government has retaken control of some important mineral deposits in the Ala Sai district of central Kapisa province after 13 years, local officials say. Ghulam Naqshbandi Sapi, the district chief, told Pajhwok Afghan...
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Badakhshan mining revenue goes to illegal gunmen

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Jan 30, 2017 - 20:47
​FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Illegal gunmen and insurgents have been digging up gold and lapis lazuli mines in northeastern Badakhshan province, local officials said on Monday.
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Taliban extracting Badakhshan’s gold, lazuli mines

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Dec 27, 2016 - 16:33
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Officials in northeastern Badakhshan province on Tuesday said the provincial revenue department’s income increased by seven percent this year despite no revenue collection from gold and lapis lazuli mines’ extraction.
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86 mining contracts go to private sector this year

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Aug 02, 2016 - 17:50
KABUL (Pajhwok): Eighty-six contracts for small and medium size mines in various provinces have been signed with the private sector this year, while four major mining contracts will be finalized soon, the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum said on...
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Lapis lazuli mines seen as conflict, graft driver

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Jun 07, 2016 - 20:01
KABUL (Pajhwok): Lapis lazuli mines, estimated to be up to 6500 years old, are fuelling corruption, conflict and extremism in Afghanistan , an international investigation revealed on Tuesday. The Taliban and other armed groups are earning up to 20...
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Afghan minerals at high risk of 'political plunder': study

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Dec 15, 2015 - 21:49
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Integrity Watch Afghanistan (IWA) on Tuesday released its latest study on legal and illegal mining in Afghanistan and found high-ranking government officials, parliamentarians, powerful individuals and Taliban militants benefitting from the riches.
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More focus on small mineral deposits, says minister

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Sep 13, 2015 - 20:32
KABUL (Pajhwok): Mines Minister Duad Shah Saba on Sunday said the government would pay more attention to developing small mineral deposits over the next five years because it lacked the capacity to manage large mines.
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Advisory body being created to manage mines: Saba

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Jun 10, 2015 - 18:09
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Mines and Petroleum Minister on Wednesday said an advisory council would be created to manage the country’s mineral resources. Explaining his ministry’s first 100-day plan, Daud Shah Saba said surveying mines’ security,...
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